Supplementing the diet with magnesium, via magnesium threonate, helps maintain
brain synapses in mice bred to mimic Alzheimer's, a researcher in China says.
Dr. Guosong Liu, director of the Center for Learning and Memory at Tsinghua
University in Beijing, said scientists say one reason for cognitive impairment
as people age may be due to the human brain shrinking after age 25. Structural
changes and loss of brain synapses lead to rapid decline in cognitive health, he
However, "the body of our peer-reviewed and published work underscores that
magnesium threonate can help maintain healthy brain activity," Liu said in a
"There is no doubt that magnesium threonate has dramatic effects in preventing
synapse loss and reversing memory decline in mice with Alzheimer's disease. A
recently concluded double blind, placebo-controlled human study, demonstrated
dietary supplementation of Magtein -- patented magnesium threonate -- could
significantly enhance human cognitive functions and decrease symptoms of
The study is expected to be published in a peer-reviewed journal next year.